Goodland Municipal Airport
|Goodland Municipal Airport
|USGS aerial image, 28 August 1991|
|IATA: GLD – ICAO: KGLD – FAA LID: GLD|
|Owner||City of Goodland|
|Elevation AMSL||3,656 ft / 1,114 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
The airport covers 372 acres (151 ha) at an elevation of 3,656 feet (1,114 m). It has three runways: 12/30 is 5,499 by 100 feet (1,676 x 30 m) concrete; 5/23 is 3,501 by 75 feet (1,067 x 23 m) asphalt; 17/35 is 1,800 by 40 feet (549 x 12 m) turf.
In the year ending July 16, 2007 the airport had 43,000 aircraft operations, average 117 per day: 98% general aviation, 1% air taxi and 1% military. 22 were then aircraft based at the airport: 77% single-engine and 23% multi-engine.
Provided contract glider training to the United States Army Air Forces, 1942-1943. Training provided by William A. Ong under AAFTC 22d Glider Training Detachment. Used primarily C-47 Skytrains and Waco CG-4 unpowered Gliders. Training began on 8 June 1942. The mission of the school was to train glider pilot students in proficiency in operation of gliders in various types of towed and soaring flight, both day and night, and in servicing of gliders in the field.
During wartime the airport had four compacted soil runways; aligned N/S; NE/SW; E/W and NW/SE, all about 2,800' long with NE/SW 3,600' long. Former NW/SE runway now paved and used as main, others still visible in aerial photography. Training ended on 29 August 1943 due to shortage of equipment. Glider training mission was taken over by I Troop Carrier Command, and the airport was used as an axillary airfield until the end of the war. Was returned to civil control in September 1945.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
- Shaw, Frederick J. (2004), Locating Air Force Base Sites History’s Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, Washington DC, 2004.
- Manning, Thomas A. (2005), History of Air Education and Training Command, 1942-2002. Office of History and Research, Headquarters, AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas ASIN: B000NYX3PC
- Aerial photo as of 28 August 1991 from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective June 26, 2014
- FAA Terminal Procedures for RNV, effective June 26, 2014
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